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  • Temp Extremes on Earth's surface on 7-20-2016!
    These ARE "everyday" & NOT Record Temps!
    Iraq: 126deg. F.
    Antartica: -91deg. F.
    217 deg. spread
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  • Sea Levels in Pineland have NOT gone up 1 inch in
    50 years - But
    the Atlantic Ocean,
    150 miles away
    has risen 3 feet?
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  • The Dollar's Value IS Tanking!
    '92-'05 ~ $400 oz.
    2011 - $1800+ oz.
    The Gold Story
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  • Money Isn't Counted in Venezuela, It Is Weighed:
    10-31-16; Wall
    Street Journal,
    1 Doz. eggs, $150
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In 1757, Lomonosov fathered the theory crude oil originates from biological material. The Story
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Little Known Arab Facts
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The REAL “Cellular Therapy” Story
The Cell Story
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Read: Climate Change "Consensus" a Fallacy
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Read: Astronauts Object to Global Warming "Crisis" Assertion
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17,000+ children and teens are treated for lawn mower injuries each year. The Story

Pine Island Kiwanis Present Scholarships to Deserving Graduates

The Greater Pine Island Kiwanis awarded 19 scholarships to island graduates. The presentation had to be broken up into two different Friday’s since there were so many who were awarded this year. Bert’s in Matlacha filled up very quickly with around 50 people for the presentation of the first set of Scholarships. The following Friday was set aside for the remained of the awards. All family members were treated to Bert’s famous breakfast, and after breakfast the Kiwanis special presentation started with the Pledge of Allegiance, “God Bless America” a their morning prayer.

Carlyne Herring, scholarship chairman said, “I have the honor and pleasure of again chairing the scholarship committee and we all welcome you to this great occasion. Every Kiwanian in this room works hard all year to raise the money to give back to the youth of Pine Island. Whether it is for Boy Scouts summer camp, our Pine Island Little League, pool parties, or this, our high school graduate scholarships. It is wonderful to be able to sit in the room and interview these young adults and get to know them; it is our honor to present them with Kiwanis scholarships.”

In exchange for the award, Kiwanis do ask that the youth give back to their community. They are asked that if they are around and not in school at the time, to help with Kiwanis events like Taste of Pine Island, chaired by Pat Burman, where the bulk of the funds are raised for the Kiwanis Scholarship Program. Taste and other Kiwanis community events that need volunteers are, the Fall Festival , a community service event, 4th of July Parade, Community pool parties and other events that are held throughout the year. Parents of the students who are awarded scholarship are invited to join the Kiwanis and become a part of a hard working community organization.

Since 1987, the Pine Island Kiwanis has awarded financial scholarships to the Students of Pine Island who have met the qualifications. In order to qualify for a Kiwanis scholarship, students must have attended Pine Island Elementary School or be a resident of Pine Island. Applicants must be current in the senior year of high school and be a graduate. Applications must be finished and mailed by the deadline set for that year.

Over the years, the Kiwanis Club of Greater Pine Island has presented well over $325,000 in college or trade school scholarships to deserving graduates. The Kiwanis with the help of the graduates, their family and the community they hope to continue this for years to come.

Kiwanis Club of Greater Pine Island meet the first, second and third Friday of the month at 7:30 AM for a weekly meeting and breakfast at Bert's Grill, 4271 Pine Island Road, Matlacha and the last Thursday of the month at 6:30 PM for meeting & dinner at Island Grill, 9856 Stringfellow Road, St. James City, All meetings are open to the public. Get involved and volunteer, it does make a difference.

For application and more information about Kiwanis email info@PineIslandKiwanis.com or log onto www.PineIslandKiwanis.com

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Items of Note

  • NOW! 4th of July, 2017 -- Here for 4th of July, 2017 Parade video
  • ClamJamSWFL Video video link
  • 4th of July, 2016- Here for 4th of July, 2016 Parade video
  • Actual Photo of the Calusa Golden
    Mask
    discovered over 40 years ago

Relevant Quotes

In 10,000 years no one ever sacrificed their arms, their legs, their family or their life for "progress."

Speaking of Iran's crude nuclear bomb technology and inaccurate delivery systems, "If I were the (west bank) Palestinians, I'd be a little nervous." --John Wohlstetter, a senior fellow at the Discovery Institute
  
"Goodbye, my beloved friend. A great voice falls silent. A great heart stops. " --Salman Rushdie (On the death of Christopher Hitchens, Dec.,16, 2011)

"The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not."...."To compel a man to furnish funds for the propagation of ideas he disbelieves and abhors is sinful and tyrannical."-- Thomas Jefferson


"If Congress can employ money indefinitely to the general welfare… The powers of Congress would subvert the very foundation, the very nature of the limited government established by the people of America."--Alexander Hamilton:


“You can always count on Americans to do the right thing - after they've tried everything else." --Winston Churchill